Atletico Madrid played to a 2-2 draw with Sevilla here Wednesday in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal, which was sufficient to win 4-3 on aggregate and advance to the final.
The club will face crosstown rivals Real Madrid in the May 18 final.
Coming into Wednesday's clash with a 2-1 advantage from the first leg, the visitors wasted no time in adding to that lead, as Diego Costa scored for Atletico at the 6-minute mark.
A tally in the 29th minute by Atletico star Radamel Falcao all but sealed Sevilla's fate.
Though Sevilla's Jesus Nava cut the lead in half with a goal in the 39th minute, Atletico goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois did not allow another ball to get past him until the 91st minute, when Rakitic connected for the home side.
Sevilla finished the game with only nine men after Gary Medel was ejected in the 75th minute after a second yellow card and Geoffrey Kondogbia was tossed on a straight red at 92 minutes.
Atletico will be making its 19th appearance in the Copa del Rey final. Four of the club's nine previous Copa titles were won in showdowns with Real Madrid. EFE